While we were off doing non-blog related chores over the holiday weekend a few interesting stories dropped on the scene regarding the Performance Audit of the County Human Resources department.
by Chris Prevatt • • 6 Comments
Threatening physical violence or engaging in hate speech is an occasion that calls for and demands comment. By consenting to Sean Mill’s commission appointment without comment, Mayor Pulido, Councilmembers Sarmiento, Alvarez, and Martinez failed to distance themselves from his actions and character.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 12 Comments
We’ve spent the past few days reviewing the financial reports of various candidates for office throughout Orange County.Â And something on Michelle Martinez, an unopposed candidate for re-election for Santa Ana City Council, jumped out at us.Â Michelle paid $385…
Santa Ana Council Special Closed Session Meeting – Yep they screwed up again with Brown Act Violation
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
Mayor Miguel Pulido called a Special Meeting of the Santa Ana City Council for Monday evening at 5 pm. The meeting started late, a little after 5:30 pm. While Mayor Pulido was in the building (at least five of us shook his hand at around 5 pm), he was no where in the conference room. I did look under the table just to be sure he wasn’t hiding. Also missing were Councilmembers Martinez and Mayor Pro Tem Alvarez.
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This is a heavily edited video of Santa Ana City Council member comments made at their September 7th meeting. It was this meeting where members Martinez and Tinajero voted improperly on a resolution to lower, and suspend for a year, soccer permit fees paid by adult leagues. Martinez and Tinajero each accepted $500 from a for-profit league that benefits from that reduction creating a conflict of interest making them unable to vote on the matter.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 7 Comments
Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides’s fundraiser last night was a success; more than 50 people attended the two hour event and the crowd reflected Santa Ana’s cultural and political diversity. The event featured neighborgood association leaders, school board members, and…
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
I think the last time Carlos Bustamante talked with a blogger was when he dropped his now infamous “water-bra” joke on Red County’s Matt Cunningham and former LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen in the Hall of Administration. Well Carlos had something…